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. >> meantime, that controversial nra ad that cites the obama children gets four pinnoccios from the washington post. and it didn't fair any better with governor chris christie. >> to use that somehow, to make a political point i think is reprehensible. i think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. they don't deserve to be there. and i think for any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe. >> let's bring in republican strategist and former santorum -- good morning, gentlemen, happy friday. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> it's not just chris christie, there's a new poll that shows 38% of a favorable view of the nra, its positions seemingly often at odds. not just with all americans, but, for example, 70% support a national data base to track gun sales, john. is the nra's influence waning? >> well, i'm not sure. i think that certainly they still have popularity. i think people still believe in what they do, but i've got to tell you, i've got to join with governor christie. i make ads for a living. i've been doing it for 20 years
against gun manufacturers and was a huge handout to the nra. that bill only passed because donald rumsfeld's pentagon weigh ed in and said the pentagon need this had to protect the gun industry. what chuck hagel can do is help undo the damage the pentagon has done by pushing through a new memorandum that would say this really isn't something that the pentagon wants. obama will need his whole cabinet onboard to get this done. chuck hagel is someone we don't think about who could be a leader on gun control but could be instrumental in making sure gun control is something that happens. >> what would be the net effect of a memorandum like that? >> it would be a huge step forward for the pentagon in undoing what i call the unholy alliance between the pentagon and the nra. when this bill was passed wayne lapierre came out and said this is one of the biggest pro-gun legislation accomplishments in 20 years, and he was right. it did a huge amount of damage, the abilities of cities and straights across the country to hold gun companies accountable. if hagel goes forward and says, look, what the pent
and -- >> strategically, a parallel has been drawn between the passion of gun activists and the nra and activist abortion groups. let me read to you from politico. susan b. anthony list, americans united for life and concerned women for america have brought on board a new generation of younger anti-abortion activists who are media-savvy, skilled at fund-raising and able to extend the reach of the movement deep into state houses and on ballots nationwide. so we don't have a lot of time left, but what's the strategy on the other side, on your side? >> the strategy on our side is what it has been all along, which is to educate, inform and organize and mobilize people at the grassroots who understand that reproductive freedom and choice is a fundamental right of women and that women's rights are human rights and we have to always be vigilant and fight against those who would take away that right. and i think, you know, when i became president of the organization in 1984-85, the passion was on the anti-abortion side. i think this last election in 2012 shows that the country has moved to understand that reprod
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